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her particulars of the battle — the victory Confirmed. Grove Landing, James River, Monday Night, June 10, 1861.
Early this morning we were made to wonder at the meaning of the big-mouthed cannon so continually barking in the direction of Hampton, but were soon acquainted with the fact that the enemy, who have been so feasting on the dainties of our soil, had been inspired with courage enough (by taking with them a superior force) to make an attack on our troops, stationed at Bethel Church, 10 miles from Hampton.
They were repulsed twice at 10½ o'clock A. M.; but betting on their numbers, as they always have done, they again rallied, when they were driven off with a loss of three hundred men. Our loss is small when compared with theirs, being only six; but I am sorry even to have to record this loss, and that, too, from the ranks of the brave sons of Nottoway.
I believe the above statement to be true, as it came direct from Bethel through the dispatch Beater from that p